The best path forward is to be honest. Honesty builds Trust and Trust builds confidence, leadership, affection and reverence. It's easy to slip up, and it's okay to make a mistake in life. But be honest, most of the time, the only person you are hurting is you.
Mohican State Park is about 90 minutes from Columbus and a fantastic place to visit because there is so much to do. You can canoe the Clear Fork River from the Dam on down through the end of the campgrounds for a nice 8 miles ride.